Finding Volunteer Opportunities Online

By Amy Erickson Social Bots and Trolls Have you ever heard of social bots or Internet trolls? Social bots are often created by public relations firms. They have an agenda and fill... [ read more ]

Grading versus Teaching

By Amy Erickson In the October 2016 issue of Online Classroom, Dr. John Orlando makes an interesting distinction between grading and teaching. In his article “Have You Turned Yourself into a Writing... [ read more ]

Twitter in the Classroom

By Amy Erickson About five years ago, one university encouraged instructors and staff to create Twitter accounts. Unfortunately, the instructors and staff weren’t given any guidance as to how or why to... [ read more ]

Harnessing Technology in the Classroom

By Amy Erickson I love the premise behind open education, but hadn’t thought about using open resources in a way that could enhance my classroom. In the past, I’ve directed interested students... [ read more ]

Feedback on Your Feedback

By Amy Erickson Feedback is a critical tool for online instructors. Without the face-to-face interaction of the classroom, instructors must rely on assignments and online discussions to gauge student comprehension. Take a... [ read more ]

September is Suicide Prevention Month

By Judy Reed, Director of Veteran Services and Outreach, CMVE Currently, over 39,000 students are enrolled in Excelsior College. More than 40% of these students are military servicemembers and veterans. Studies have... [ read more ]

Maximizing Content Retention

By Amy Erickson Dr. John Orlando’s article in the September issue of the Online Classroom newsletter got me thinking. In his article, “Applying Neurology to Online Videos,” Dr. Orlando shares important advice... [ read more ]

Army Graduate Meets Center for Military & Veteran Education Staff at Commencement in Albany, NY

Recent graduate Xavier Wimberly attended Excelsior College’s annual commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza on July 8, 2016. The day before, he and his family stopped by the Center for Military... [ read more ]

Center for Military & Veteran Education Participates in VA Hospital Education Fairs

The Center for Military & Veteran Education at Excelsior College recently participated in VA Hospital Education Fairs in Bronx, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island. Bronx, NY Veterans and employees got a... [ read more ]

Excelsior Military Representative Supports Norfolk Naval Station Commencement Event

In May, Center for Military & Veteran Education representative Rosnette Hays was a key support resource in contacting local Excelsior College graduates and coordinating the Norfolk Naval Station graduation. At that commencement... [ read more ]

New Career and Educational Planning Tool “Focus 2” Gets Positive Response

In mid-June, the Office of Career Services launched Focus 2, a self-guided, interactive career and educational online planning tool. This customized tool is available to Excelsior students and alumni free of charge.... [ read more ]

Rocco Reports on HAPS Conference

By Dr. Laurie Rocco, School of Health Sciences Instructional Faculty and 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient My Excelsior professional development award for 2016 allowed me to attend the 30th Annual Human Anatomy... [ read more ]

Trial and Error Opens Up New Possibilities: CETLA Excellence in Teaching Theme for Summer 2 Term

By Wendy Trevor, PhD, Executive Director Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CETLA) This past academic year instructional faculty worked diligently to ensure effective teaching in support of the College’s standards... [ read more ]

Learn More About What Makes Excelsior College Unique: “The Excelsior Difference”

By Emilsen Holguin, Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations and Regulatory Affairs   “The College meets students where they are.” Excelsior College is considered an innovator in higher education. As with other distance learning... [ read more ]

CETLA Excellence in Teaching Theme for Summer 1 Term

By Wendy Trevor, PhD Executive Director Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CETLA) Office of Student and Faculty Services Last term we considered how we might individualize our approach to... [ read more ]

Buddy Ray Supports National Guard Conference in Washington

Buddy Ray, military representative, attended the annual conference of the National Guard Association of Washington held in Bremerton, Washington on May 21 at the Kitsap Convention Center. Ray had many guard members visit the... [ read more ]

First SALUTE Induction Planned

The Center for Military Education (CME) will hold its first induction of Excelsior College military and veteran students who have met the academic standards to be a member of the SALUTE Veterans... [ read more ]

Excelsior Forms Partnership with Air Force Program

The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) has approved Excelsior’s application into the General Education Mobile (GEM) Program. GEM is a partnership between CCAF and regionally accredited institutions that offer freshman/sophomore... [ read more ]

Survey Says: 2015 Faculty Satisfaction Survey Results Announced

By Wendy Trevor, PhD Executive Director Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CETLA) Office of Student and Faculty Services The results of the 2015 Faculty Satisfaction are now available. Thank you... [ read more ]

Faculty Needs Assessment Launched: How May We Help to Support Your Work?

This week instructional faculty will be sent a link to complete the Faculty Needs Assessment, a survey created to identify areas in which the College can provide further faculty development and support... [ read more ]

Paludi Edits Book on Prevention and Response to Campus Sexual Assaults

Michele Paludi, assistant dean and director of graduate business programs in the School of Business & Technology, has edited Campus Action against Sexual Assault: Needs, Policies, Procedures, and Training Programs. A practical guide... [ read more ]

Library Updates Look and Feel of Research Guides

By Anita Norton, MLIS Director, Excelsior College Library The Library’s research guides are tools that assist students in becoming familiar with resources in their specific subject areas.  There are a variety of formats... [ read more ]